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Why don't atheists and believers get along? How can we improve the situation?


Mankind has recently made many strides forward in promoting equality. We're becoming more accepting of varying races and sexual orientations. However, religious belief debates often turn to mere insult-tossing, even here on Hubpages. I know there are many reputable atheists and believers out there, but it seems like our "discussions" often go like this: Disrespectful atheist: Anyone who believes in a divine power is stupid and needs to wake up. Disrespectful believer: Anyone who doesn't believe is denying themself and throwing away their eternity. How can we improve the situation?

 

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    Jeremy Gill 2 years ago

    Agreed; it's easy to attack others when you have the comfort of being many miles away. Hopefully, society can learn from the ideal format you and your family use. Thanks for the input.

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    Jeremy Gill 2 years ago

    No worries, you don't sound biased. And I agree; neither side can prove their viewpoint to be absolutely true. But instead of agreeing to disagree, they often resort attacking one another. Hopefully this trend will die out one day.

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    Jeremy Gill 2 years ago

    Definitely true. Our nation is making progress in other areas (race, orientation) - hopefully, we'll soon do the same when it comes to religion.

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    Jeremy Gill 2 years ago

    Indeed, the media focuses on the negative aspects of the world all too much. I agree that the everyday atheist and theist would probably do fine in a discussion - if it's not on the internet. Sadly, things tend to become vicious online.

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    Jeremy Gill 2 years ago

    Agreed; anyone acting like that is more belligerent than tolerant.

    Yes, I think many atheists and Christians *believe* they are accepting of the other's views, but their actions and words show otherwise. Thanks for the input.